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OBJECTIVE Epidemiological studies of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) are crucial for describing the burden to society and the public medical system and for shedding light on aetiology. Previous reports of the epidemiology of pSS show variable outcomes. We conducted a systematic review of the epidemiology of pSS to assess the prevalence rates (PRs) and(More)
We present a new generic construction of a public-key encryption (PKE) scheme secure against leakage-resilient chosen-ciphertext attacks (LR-CCA), from any Hash Proof System (HPS) and any one-time lossy filter (OT-LF). Efficient constructions of HPSs and OT-LFs from the DDH and DCR assumptions suggest that our construction is a practical approach to LR-CCA(More)
Attribute-based encryption (ABE) with outsourced decryption not only enables fine-grained sharing of encrypted data, but also overcomes the efficiency drawback (in terms of ciphertext size and decryption cost) of the standard ABE schemes. In particular, an ABE scheme with outsourced decryption allows a third party (e.g., a cloud server) to transform an ABE(More)
Several polymorphisms in the apolipoprotein C3 (APOC3) gene have been found association with hypertriglyceridemia(HTG), but the link with coronary heart disease(CHD) risk between ethnicities was still controversial. Among them, reseachers paid more attentions to the promoter polymorphisms T-455C and C-482T because both of them located in insulin-responsive(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have evaluated the associations of TNF-α, IL-10 gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to pSS, but the results remained controversial. To assess the associations between TNF-α-308, IL-10-1082, -819, -592 polymorphisms and pSS risk, a meta-analysis was conducted. METHOD The available articles were searched in PubMed, EMBASE and(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown the genetic association of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α polymorphisms and susceptibility to primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), but the results of individual studies have remained contradictory. Therefore, a meta-analysis was carried out to evaluate comprehensively the association of TNF-α polymorphisms and(More)
YAP (Yes-associated protein) and TAZ (transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif) are major downstream effectors of the Hippo pathway that influences tissue homeostasis, organ size, and cancer development. Aberrant hyperactivation of YAP/TAZ causes tissue overgrowth and tumorigenesis, whereas their inactivation impairs tissue development and(More)
The results from previous studies on association of IL-6 −174 G/C and −572 G/C polymorphisms with the risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remained inconsistent. Therefore, a meta-analysis was performed to assess the association between these two polymorphisms and SLE susceptibility. A literature-based search was conducted to identify all relevant(More)
In AsiaCrypt 2013, Qin and Liu proposed a new approach to CCA-security of Public-Key Encryption (PKE) in the presence of bounded key-leakage, from any universal hash proof system (due to Cramer and Shoup) and any one-time lossy filter (a simplified version of lossy algebraic filters, due to Hofheinz). They presented two instantiations under the DDH and DCR(More)
Lossy Trapdoor Functions (LTFs) was introduced by Peikert and Waters in 2008. The importance of the LTFs was justified by their numerous cryptographic applications, like the construction of injective one-way trapdoor functions, CCA-secure public-key encryption, etc. However, little research on application of LTFs to key-leakage resilient public-key(More)